Banana Peanut Smoothie

Banana Peanut Smoothie

Banana milkshakes are usually a favourite.  This is a healthier spin on the traditional banana milkshake, still preserving great taste but bursting with nutrients.  The added oats and peanut butter provide a bit of extra body to the drink.

Serves: 2

Dietary: Suitable for vegetarians, egg-free,

Contains:  Peanuts, Milk,

May contain:  Gluten (oats),

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: no cooking required



1 Tbsp (20 g) peanut butter, smooth
1 medium banana
1 Tbsp (10 g) porridge oats
(optional) pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or mixed spice
250 ml semi-skimmed milk



  1.  Mash banana, peanut butter, spice and oats together with a fork or potato masher
  2.  Gradually whisk in milk.
  3.  Alternatively, throw all ingredients into a blender or blend with a hand blender.


This recipe has been donated by Catherine McNeill, a Registered Associate Nutritionist.



Per serving: 190 ml
Total calories: 189 kcal
Fat: 7.8 g
Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Total sugar: 15 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Protein: 8.0 g
Salt:  0.22 g



  • This drink provides protein which is essential for growing bones and muscles.
  • Both the banana and milk complement each other, combining proteins to provide all the essential amino acids,
  • The combination also provides a good source of B vitamins that helps to maintain nerve function, blood health and energy for the body’s metabolic processes, including Biotin and Vitamin B12.
  • This recipe is low in saturated fat, added salt and no added sugar.



  • Swap the spices to vary the flavour and try smooth and crunchy peanut butter to try different textures.
  • Try almond butter instead of peanut butter for preference or in case of peanut allergy.
  • Keep bananas in the freezer for a thicker milkshake-like consistency.


©  2021 The Caroline Walker Trust

Edited by Kathy Lewis, RNutr.,